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Live At Sweet Basil, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Gil Evans ran into his share of would-be defenders of his "tradition" when he began experimenting with rock songs and electronic instruments in the '70s and '80s. One of jazz's greatest arrangers was suddenly viewed as a charlatan in certain circles, and a band loaded with great players was now being dismissed as a crew of frauds. This second volume of songs done live during the band's long run as Sweet Basil's regular Monday night attraction proves decisively that neither Evans nor his band lost anything. The versions of Shorter's "Parabola" and Hancock's "Prince of Darkness" are multi-faceted and compare favorably with almost anything done by any previous Evans aggregation. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Gil Evans ran into his share of would-be defenders of his "tradition" when he began experimenting with rock songs and electronic instruments in the '70s and '80s. One of jazz's greatest arrangers was suddenly viewed as a charlatan in certain circles, and a band loaded with great players was now being dismissed as a crew of frauds. This second volume of songs done live during the band's long run as Sweet Basil's regular Monday night attraction proves decisively that neither Evans nor his band lost anything. The versions of Shorter's "Parabola" and Hancock's "Prince of Darkness" are multi-faceted and compare favorably with almost anything done by any previous Evans aggregation. It may not have been "cool," but it was most assuredly great jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1993
  • Label: Evidence
  • UPC: 730182202625
  • Catalog Number: 22026
  • Sales rank: 59,941

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Parabola (18:40)
  2. 2 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (7:21)
  3. 3 Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue (6:15)
  4. 4 Prince of Darkness (5:50)
  5. 5 Blues in "C"/John's Memory/Cheryl/Bird Feathers/Relaxin' at Camarillo (24:42)
  6. 6 Up from the Skies (8:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gil Evans Primary Artist, Piano, Electric Piano
Mark Egan Bass
George Adams Tenor Saxophone
Hiram Bullock Guitar
Pete Levin Synthesizer
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone
Lew Soloff Trumpet
Chris Hunter Alto Saxophone
Howard Johnson Tuba, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Mino Cinelu Percussion
Miles Evans Trumpet
Adam Nussbaum Drums
Shunzo Ohno Trumpet
Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson Trumpet
Technical Credits
Charles Mingus Composer
Wayne Shorter Composer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Shigeyuki Kawashima Producer
Horst Liepolt Producer
Allan Tucker Engineer
Stephanie L. Stein Liner Notes
Shigo Yamaguchi Art Direction
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